Philly man allegedly leads police on chase

Christopher Dornblaser

A Philadelphia man allegedly led Northern York County Regional Police on a chase Sunday afternoon, police said.

Malcolm Pollard, 20, of 5612 Lansdowne Ave., Philadelphia, is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, damaging property by motor vehicle, criminal mischief, reckless driving, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle as well as other summary traffic offenses, according to charging documents.

Police say at around 1 p.m. a dark-colored car turned left off of 11th Avenue, where it is marked that all traffic must turn right.

Police turned on emergency lighting and siren as the car proceeded south down North George Street, and the car then turned right onto 10th Avenue and took off, failing to yield to the emergency lights, according to police.

The car made a left turn and then a quick right onto Ninth Avenue, going west at a high rate of speed, according to police.

Police say the car entered a dead end and proceeded to drive off the roadway and slid down someone's yard, when the vehicle came toward an officer. The car swerved right, missing the officer's vehicle, and the officer proceeded after the vehicle, according to police.

The car went north on North George Street and headed toward the Route 30 intersection, according to police.

Shortly after, there were reports of car involving a crash matching the vehicle being pursued, police said. Two men jumped out of the vehicle, and calls came in reporting them running through a neighborhood, documents state. Police say an officer found the two hiding in a culvert behind the CVS, where they were taken into custody.

Pollard was identified as the driver of the vehicle, which he denied, telling police he was in the back seat the whole time, documents stated.

Pollard remains in York County Prison after being unable to post the $50,000 bail.


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